Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Fundraising Activities


Amsterdam Marathon & Half Marathon | Barcelona Half Marathon | Ben Nevis Challenge September 2014 | Berlin Marathon | Boston Marathon 2015 | Chicago Marathon | Colour Run for Cancer Focus | Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon | Dragon Boat Race | Great North Run 2014 | Inca Trail Challenge Trek | Kilimanjaro Challenge Trek | London Marathon 2015 | Paris Marathon 2015 | Superdrive Challenge | TCS New York City Marathon | Tokyo Marathon 2015


Amsterdam Marathon & Half Marathon

Amsterdam Marathon & Half Marathon

Dates Available
19 Oct 2014

Run one of Europe's top marathons and experience the sights and sounds of the beautiful city of Amsterdam.

There is also a half marathon and a 7.5k available for those who don't wish to run the full marathon course. 

In conjunction with Sports Travel International our tour departs Dublin on Friday, returning on Monday evening. Accommodation is in an excellent 3 star centrally located hotel.

Guaranteed race entry.

Contact for more information or to register

Barcelona Half Marathon

Barcelona Half Marathon

Dates Available
15 Feb 2015

Barcelona is the capital of the mediterranean, an exciting and cosmopolitan city which is also famous for its gothic, art nouveau and contemporary architecture.

The half marathon course is flat and is on loop around the city centre. The course is a certified half marathon. It passes through historic Plaza Catalunya and down the Ramblas, whose central promenade is the heart of the old city. The route also passes the rejuvenated port area and runs by the Olympic village and stadium. The race starts at 9.00am and the time limit is 2hrs 30mins.

In conunction with Sports Travel International we offer a 3 night package in a superb, centrally located 4 star hotel.

Contact for more information or to register for this event.

Ben Nevis Challenge September 2014

Ben Nevis Challenge September 2014

Dates Available
5 Sep 2014


5 - 7  September 2014

Registration: £50 and then Minimum Sponsorship: £600

The ‘Ben’ sits majestically at the head of Loch Linnhe, its presence dominating the landscape from all corners of Fort William and Lochaber. At 4,408ft / 1,344m, there are spectacular views over the Western Isles of Scotland.

Climb the 4,408ft of Ben Nevis, Uk's highest mountain,amongst some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery in the world, all under the supervision of highly trained mountain guides.

Your travel to Fortwilliam via ferry and coach, 2nights twin sharing accommodation in the Ben Nevis Hotel and meals at hotel; are included in your minimum sponsorship.

Berlin Marathon

Berlin Marathon

Dates Available
28 Sep 2014

28th September 2014

The BMW Berlin Marathon is one of the world’s greatest marathons, with 40,000 entries expected from 100 countries in 2014. The course is flat, asphalted, traffic-free and fast – in fact the fastest course in the world. In 2013 Wilson Kipsang of Kenya broke the world record (previously set in Berlin in 2011 by Patrick Makau) with a new time of 2:03:23. The finish line closes after 6hrs 15mins. Berlin is one of the 6 World Marathon Majors, the Grand Slam events of marathon running.

In conjunction with Sports Travel International we offer 3 nights Fri-Mon at an excellent 4**** central hotel, guaranteed entry and guide services. Extra nights are available on request.


Contact to register for this event!

Boston Marathon 2015

Boston Marathon 2015

Dates Available
20 Apr 2015

Run the Boston 2015 Marathon - one of the World Marathon Majors.


The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing event. It is the spiritual home of the mass marathon - the oldest race and for many people still the bewst.

The historic marathon course is lined by almoxst a million cheering spectators. 

In conjunction with Sports Travel International we offer 4 nights Fri-Tues at an excellent Boston City Centre hotel, close to the marathon finish in the lively heart of the city. Guaranteed entry and guide services.

A qualifying time or previous marathon experience is not necessary, but there is a time limit of 6 hours.

Contact for more information or to register for this event.

Chicago Marathon

Chicago Marathon

Dates Available
12 Oct 2014

12th October 2014

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is one of the best in the world and the city itself is full of life – one of America’s greatest.  Up to 45,000 runners take part in the marathon and over one and a half million spectators line the route, cheering on every runner. The course winds through 29 ethnic districts and the finish line at Grant Park closes after six and a half hours. The Chicago Marathon is one of the 6 World Marathon Majors.

In conjunction with Sports Travel International we offer 4 nights Fri-Tue at an excellent 4**** central hotel, close to the marathon start and finish

To register for this event contact

Colour Run for Cancer Focus

Colour Run for Cancer Focus

Dates Available
23 Aug 2014

The Color Run™ 5k is coming to Belfast! The only question is “Are you ready for the craziest, colorful, 5k of your life?” You bet you are. Race it solo or with your Color friends. Check out the race details below & we’ll see you all squeaky clean at the start line.

Location: Titanic Quarter, Belfast

Date: Saturday 23rd August, 2014

Time: 2pm

Registration Open Now!

How does it work?

The Color Run™ event is a one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a color crazy day with your friends and family. For our events, it is about participants of all different speeds, ages, shapes, and sizes toeing the start line. Whether you are a casual Sunday morning walker or an Olympic athlete, the 3 miles of The Color Run™ course will be the most enjoyable 3 miles you’ve travelled in a VERY long time. 

Race Rules

Rule #1 All participants are welcome… fast, slow, runner, walker, old, and young.
Rule #2 White shirt dress code at the official start line and ready to roll!
Rule #3 Completely colored Willy Wonka goodness at the finish. 

Why haven’t you registered yet?

The race fills up VERY fast! If you plan on racing with a team, make sure everyone on the team gets registered for updates as well, to ensure that they get their spots!

*The Color Run™ Belfast– Pricing & Deadlines**

Solo Runner/Walker
£25.00 Entry Fee
£4.99 Postage & Packaging

Team Runner/Walker
£23.00 Entry Fee
£4.99 Postage and Packaging

*Children aged 5 and under go free!

Contact our fundraising department on 028 9068 0746 or email for more info and to receive your fundraising materials!

Visit to sign up!

Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon

Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon

Dates Available
14 Sep 2014

The 2nd Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 14th September 2014, starting at 9am from the King's Hall Pavilion and finishing at the same location.

Over 4,000 participants took part in the inaugural event in 2013 so why not take part this year and soak up the amazing atmosphere on the day aswell as raise funds for your local Cancer Champion.

All you have to do it register your place at

Then get in touch with Emma McArdle at or call 028 9066 3281 to request your special half marathon fundraising pack!

Dragon Boat Race

Dragon Boat Race

Dates Available
24 Aug 2014

24th August 2014

Registration: £50 and then raise Minimum Sponsorship £200

Do you have 13-17 friends, family members or work colleagues and would like to compete against other teams to become Dragon Boat Champions and raise vital funds for your local cancer charity?

Then why not take part in this year’s Cutters Wharf legendary Dragon Boat Race and help raise vital funds for the Cancer Focus Northern Ireland!

Belfast’s favorite outdoor venue Cutters Wharf is hosting the Dragon Boat Race challenge in conjunction with Lagan Watersports!

This fun, filled, competitive event will take place at Cutters Wharf with the boat racing taking place on the River Lagan on Sunday 24th August 2014 from 12.00noon. Teams consist of 13-17 crewmembers – 12/16 rowers and 1 drummer.

The entry fee for the Dragon Boat Race is £50 per team and Cancer Focus NI asks that each team member raise as much sponsorship as they can. (Minimum of £200 per team)*

For more information contact Rosie on 028 9068 0759 or email  



Great North Run 2014

Great North Run 2014

Dates Available
7 Sep 2014

7th September 2014

Join over 50,000 runners/walkers in Newcastle Upon Tyne and participate in the world’s most popular half marathon and aim to be the 1 MILLIONTH person to cross the finish line. 

This event is geared towards beginners as well as experienced runners but whatever your ability you will be sure to have an amazing time!

In conjunction with Sports Travel International, we can offer 2 sponsorship packages, both of which include two night’s twin sharing accommodation in Newcastle city centre.

With a Cancer Focus Northern Ireland representative on hand throughout the weekend and a brilliant race atmosphere, this is a weekend event to remember!

Two Sponsorship Packages Available:

Option 1 - £710.00
Race Entry
2 Nights Twin Sharing Accommodation
Return Coach & Ferry Transport from Belfast
Cancer Focus Northern Ireland Rep available throughout weekend

Option 2- £650.00
Race Entry
2 Nights Twin Sharing Accommodation
Arrange your own transport – Flights etc.
Cancer Focus Northern Ireland Rep available throughout weekend

(**We are unable to offer an entry only package**)

Inca Trail Challenge Trek

Inca Trail Challenge Trek

Dates Available
10 Aug 2014

10th - 20th August 2014

The Inca Trail is by far the most famous trek in South America and is rate by many to be in the top 5 treks in the world!

Your trekking challenge begins in the Inca capital of Cusco- a fascinating city full of colonial charm, hidden deep in the Andes Mountains.  There are many trails throughout Peru, but only the Inca Trail leads us along gushing rivers, through ancient tunnels and over high mountain passes to the Sun Gate.  The sight of the magnificent lost city of Machu Picchu appearing through the morning mist is one that will live with you forever!


Kilimanjaro Challenge Trek

Kilimanjaro Challenge Trek

Dates Available
13 Oct 2014

13th - 24th October 2014

Standing at an impressive 5,895m, Mount Kilimanjaro is one of Africa's best sights, the world's highest free standing mountain and also, one of the world's 7 highest continental summits.

Walking the less travelled Machame Route, our path takes us from the base of this huge dormant volcano, over moorland and rocky trails to the glaciers at the summitt. This route gives trekkers the most intoxicating views and as it's slightly longer, it allows greater time for acclimatisation, thus increasing the chances of summitt success.

Whilst this trek is suitable for people of all ages with a great sense of adventure, it will be very challenging and requires a good level of fitness and training.

You will be trekking for 7 days over various terrain in varying weather conditions.

London Marathon 2015

London Marathon 2015

Dates Available
26 Apr 2015

Run the London Marathon 2015 - one of the World Marathon Majors.


With over 35,000 runners taking to the streets of the capital and over 1 million spectators along the marathon route, the London Marathon is the most exciting running event in the calendar year and one not to be missed!

The marathon starts at 9.30am from Blackheath and runs through many famous London districts and past many landmarks, including the Cutty Sark and the Tower of London. As we have partnered up with the official tour operator we have an allocation of marathon entries so we can GUARANTEE your place in the 'marathon of a lifetime' regardless of your previous marathon times. 

All entries are sold as part of a full tour package which includes:

- Return flights

- 2 or 3 nights accommodation 

- Coach transfer to race start from the hotel.

- Services of your Sports Travel Guides

- The security of a fully licensed and bonded travel agency

- Cancer Focus fundraising pack with free running vest

Entries are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Contact for more infomation or to register for this event. 

Paris Marathon 2015

Paris Marathon 2015

Dates Available
12 Apr 2015

Why not visit the world's most romantic city and take in the marathon aswell? 

The Paris Marathon is a unique opportunity to discover the city whilst participating in one of the most exciting races over the mythical distance of 26 miles.

The Paris Marathon, one of the world's biggest and best, starts at 8.45am at the world-famous Champs Elysees. The personal challenge of the race also combines with a visit of the city, as the runners hit the streets in the most prestigious of thoroughfares and squares.

In conjunction with Sports Travel International we offer 3 nights in an excellent central Paris hotel and guaranteed entry.

Why not bring your partner or friends along? We also have non-runner places available.

Contact for more information or to register.

Superdrive Challenge

Superdrive Challenge

Dates Available
27 Sep 2014

27th September 2014

Registration: £100 and then raise as much as you can!!

Have you got the ‘need for speed’? Or are you just looking for a ‘wheely’ fun way to raise cash for a good cause?

We're looking for individuals or teams of ten to join a celebrity Team Captain in vying for the coveted title of 'Cancer Focus Superdrive Motorsport Challenge Champion 2014'!

Join us and your celebrity Team Captain at Superdrive Motorsport Centre from 9:30am to 6pm on Saturday 27th September to undertake FIVE challenging Motorsports challenges including:

-Go Karting
-Rally Driving
-4x4 Off Road Driving
-Mini-Digger challenge
-Guider Challenge

Lunch, snack & team t-shirt will be provided on the day.

Cost: £100 registration for the day & then raise as much as you can! iPad up for grabs for the highest fundraiser


TCS New York City Marathon

TCS New York City Marathon

Dates Available
2 Nov 2014

2nd November 2014

Challenge yourself to run 26.2 miles and participate in the spectacular TCS New York City Marathon.  Our sponsorship package includes:

  • Return flights from Belfast to New York, all taxes included
  • 5 Night's accommodation at the Westin New York Grand Central Hotel
  • Transport for runners to start of race
  • Guaranteed Race Entry
  • Celebration Dinner at a typical Manhattan Venue
  • Travel Insurance - covers for marathon participation
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Cancer Focus Northern Ireland Running Vest & fundraising expertise

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment - all tour arrangements and guaranteed race entry provided by Sports Travel International



Tokyo Marathon 2015

Tokyo Marathon 2015

Dates Available
22 Feb 2015

Run the Tokyo Marathon 2015 - one of the World Marathon Majors.


The Tokyo Marathon is a hugely popular international marathon with numbers capped at 35,500. Last year about 300,000 applied fot the event and 90% did not get in. However, as we are partnering up with the offical Irish tour operator we can guarantee your place on the start line.

The marathon starts at 9.10am at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building in Shinjuku district and makes its way to lidabashi, the Imperial Palace, Hibaya, Shinagawa, Ginza, Nihonbashi, Asakusa Kaminarimon and Tsukiji before finishing at the Tokyo Big Sight, one of Japan's leading exhibition and convention centres in Ariake district.

In conjunction with Sports Travel International we offer an excellent hotel which is very central and ideal for exploring the wonders of Tokyo. Our travel packages include guaranteed race entry, accommodation, sightseeing tours and more.

Time limit - 7 hours

Contact for more information or to register for this event.



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